From New Mexico we flew to Birmingham in Alabama to see Amy's brother Ricky and meet his partner and kids.
When we got off the plane, the first thing we noticed was the heat, followed soon after by the humidity. Alabama in July is like walking through warm milk – hot and steamy. The contrast between New Mexico and Alabama couldn't be more stark – from flat dry deserts, to steamy trees and humidity. Either way, it was all hot.
Ricky is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. His family is just like him – really lovely people. In particular, Aiden his youngest at all of 13 months old, and I decided that we're best mates.
We got into Birmingam on Saturday evening and left the following Monday morning. Next time, we'll spend more time Ricky.